Category: <span>Taming the Coin</span>

Fairs, Tours, Courses and Dreams. Some Local, Some Global

We had a really good time at the Artful Hand Sanctuary Fair this past Sunday! The attitudes that walked past our table this year were far more neutral-to-welcoming/interested, than a year ago! We had a number of really good conversations, and for a wellness fair, actually came close to our …

SUCCESS! Trying to Make a Curly Dock Bread!

So I began my curly dock “bread” experiments this weekend, on Friday. Some out there skip the toasting step and go straight to the blender step because as one lady put it, “they’ve already dried on the stalk, no need to dry them further”. I decided to test that theory. …

Eliquis – Part 1: Three Drugs That Drain the Bank, and the Foods that Do Similar Tasks

A list of crazy-expensive drugs showed up in an article on CTV recently.  These drugs cover three very common issues most people seem to face at one time in their lives or another, or they know someone afflicted by them. These three drugs cost more than “an arm and a …

Be a Rebel and Enjoy the Holidays! Ways to Have Fun and Stay Healthy This Season!

“Hundreds of medications are either running low or out of stock completely, with some store shelves depleted of children’s allergy medication, adult cough and cold syrup, eye drops and even some oral antibiotics, industry experts say.” https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/drug-shortages-worsen-across-canada-extend-beyond-kids-pain-and-fever-meds-1.6154117 Yet more criminal behaviour from the string pullers as they seek to feed …

It was an Epic Battle! The Bread Buns Vs The Pancakes!

There was a bag of buns on the shelf, you see, that at a cost of $5 for 24 rolls, was generally cheaper than what it cost to make a batch of homemade pancakes way back when. That same bag still costs $5, but now only contains 18 buns (as …

Time for an Assessment, Don’tcha Think?

It’s no secret to all of us now, that life has changed.  We don’t know how 2022 will go, but one thing’s for sure, it won’t be a return to the normal of 2019 that everyone’s been wishing would happen.  Experts are now saying that households need to learn how …

“The Times, They Are a Changin’!” And by necessity, so should we!

I began writing about saving money around clothing, at the end of May, thinking that one step for the next blog post would be within the week!  That turned out to be a full 1.5 months later!!!  I will be able to carry on with that momentarily, but first, I …

Downsized into a Tiny Home! The Shock, Dismay, and Practicing What I Preach!

Alright! My tiny home move is DONE! I am sitting here writing on my computer from a fold-down keyboard desk at the couch. (the picture was not taken today) As we are in the quarter talking about Taming the Cupboard, I was quite surprised at how our fridge contents from …

Become the After-School Activity Rebel

#Thrive Thursday: Yes, this is a day late, but that’s what adrenal fatigue can do to you. When you face physical health challenges, you need to be wise with what you can and can’t do and with this particular challenge, you can go for days feeling relatively fine until you …

How To Be the Lunchbox Rebel! (side effects include healthier kids and happier pocketbook)

#Thrive Thursday: This week we celebrated Labour Day weekend, and many schools finally went back in. Where I live, the date to to go back was today. Everywhere I look, the knowledge that school isn’t quite the usual kids and teachers were used to, is active reality. With the pandemic …